WINTERSTEEN LAW GROUP
Customized Immigration Solutions
Founded in 2001, Wintersteen Law Group focuses exclusively on U.S. immigration and nationality law. Headed by Charles Wintersteen, the firm has over 25 years of comprehensive experience in all aspects of immigration law. As a firm, we pride ourselves in tailoring our immigration advice and strategies to our client’s personal and professional goals. That means treating each client with care and respect regardless of the size of a case, or whether we are representing an individual, a family, or a business. Our multi-lingual attorneys and staff work tirelessly to provide a vast array of immigration services, ranging from non-immigrant visas such as H-1Bs to immigrant petitions based on family or employment.
Wintersteen Law Group is taking every possible step to maintain the health and safety of our clients, employees, and the communities that we live in during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In order to ensure that we can continue to provide you with the best service and peace of mind during this uncertain time, we are requesting that all clients contact us via email whenever possible. As we have always done, we continue to aim to answer all e-mails and voicemail messages within 2 business days, but we request your patience during this time. In the event that you are leaving a voicemail message for one of our attorneys or staff, please make sure that you provide us with your name and phone number so that we can return your message.
Office Hours: To protect the health and safety of our clients and staff, the office will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future, and all meetings and consultations will be held by phone or via zoom only.
A HEALTHCARE PERSPECTIVE
Since it’s conception, the Wintersteen Law Group has had a special focus on healthcare providers. Under the leadership of Charles Wintersteen, the firm has become one of the preeminent law firms in Chicago providing immigration services and guidance to healthcare providers. In June 2016, the International Medical Graduates Taskforce honored Mr. Wintersteen with its annual Roberta Freedman Award for his representation of physicians in the U.S. immigration system, with a particular recognition for his work on the Matter of H-V-P (AAO Feb. 9, 2016), which was a major victory for physician immigration.
Immigration & Nationality Law
The Wintersteen Law Group provides a wide array of immigration services. Below is a brief list of the areas that we work in. If you have an issue that is not listed below, please contact us at 312-566-0301, and we will evaluate whether it is something we can still assist you with.
Physician National Interest Waivers (EB-2 Immigrant Petition)
J-1 Waivers of the two-year home residency requirement
Service in a medically underserved area waiver
Hardship & Persecution Waivers
EB-1 Petitions for Physicians of Extraordinary Abilities
Employment-based non-immigrant visas such as (but not limited to) H-1Bs, L-1As, Q-1s, TNs, and O-1s
Change/extension of non-immigrant/temporary status
Employment-based Immigrant Petitions
National Interest Waivers
Schedule A petitions for Nurses and Physical Therapists
Religious workers immigrant petitions and R non-immigrant visas
FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION
Immigrant Petitions for family members sponsored by US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Green Card Renewals
Fiance Visa (K-1) Petitions
Naturalization (Citizenship) Applications
MEET THE TEAM
Experienced, Dedicated, and Strategic
CHARLES H. WINTERSTEEN
Charles Wintersteen is the founding member of the Wintersteen Law Group, and has been practicing immigration law for over twenty-five years. He is a 1991 graduate of DePaul University College of Law, and holds M.A. and B.A. degrees in history from the University of Colorado and the University of Oregon, respectively.
For the past twenty-five years Mr. Wintersteen has served as a board member, volunteer trainer, and pro bono advocate for several community and immigrant rights organizations in Chicago. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, and the International Medical Graduates Taskforce.
In June 2016, the International Medical Graduate Taskforce honored Mr. Wintersteen with its annual Roberta Freedman Award for his representation of physicians in the U.S. immigration system.
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If you have a reciept number for your case, please visit USCIS to check the status of your case.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE VISA BULLETIN
If you would like to check whether your immigrant petition priority date is current, please visit the monthly visa bulletin issued by the U.S. Department of State. The Visa Bulletin updates on the first of every month.